June 11, 2017
Sundays 9:00 am WKYT Channel 27-2
It is requested that all children under the age of five stay in our nursery
so there will be no distractions during the preaching of the Gospel
HYMN OF THE DAY
Lamb of God, Thou now art seated
High upon Thy Father’s throne
All Thy gracious work completed
All Thy mighty victory won.
Every knee in heav’n is bending
To the Lamb for sinners slain
Ev’ry voice and harp is swelling
Worthy is the Lamb to reign.
Thou for us art interceding
Everlasting is Thy love
And a blessed rest preparing
In our Father’s house above.
Soon Thy saints shall rise to meet Thee
With Thee in Thy kingdom reign
Thine the praise and Thine the glory
Lamb of God for sinners slain.
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
We rejoice with Sharon Fugate who will confess Christ in Baptism this evening.
Bible School is this week Tuesday thru Thursday, 10:30am – 1:00pm. There is a sign-up sheet in foyer for helpers.
UPCOMING BIBLE CONFERENCE
June 16 – 18 Lantana Grace Church, Crossville, TN
July 21 – 23 Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Ewing, NJ
12th – Rick Williams 13th - Matt Vincent
14th – Lauren Harries 15th – Silas Benton
16th – Andrea Bryan 16th – Monica Sparks 16th – Sean Weinstock
“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” - Proverbs 13:4
WHICH IS IT?
“Iniquities prevail against me. As for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away.” Here are two statements that almost seem at odds with one another. My iniquities are winning the battle against me. I am overwhelmed by them. They prevail over me. Then in the very next statement he speaks with confidence that the Lord will purge away, make atonement for his transgressions. Which is it? Both. In my experience, I find iniquities prevailing over me. David did as well. I am so thankful God inspired him to express it. David believed in the power of the atonement of Christ to purge away all sin! I do as well. Do I take comfort that David experienced iniquities prevailing against him as I do? No – but of this I am sure, my only hope is found in his statement, “As for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away.”
TOTAL DEPRAVITY ILLUSTRATED
A certain minister and his wife, knowing that I preach God’s sovereign grace and the doctrines of grace, and having been warned against those truths by their teachers, requested I explain them to them. I gladly complied, explaining all these truths from the Scriptures. I explained the doctrine of man’s total depravity and complete inability in salvation. I then explained the doctrine of God the Father sovereignly and graciously and unconditionally choosing and predestining His people to salvation before the foundation of the world. I then explained the doctrine of Jesus Christ dying as the substitute for God’s elect and thereby efficaciously redeeming them from their sins and to God. I then explained the doctrine of the Holy Spirit effectually calling God’s redeemed elect from sin to Him and applying to them the benefits of Christ’s atoning death. I then explained the doctrine of God’s chosen and redeemed and called ones preserving to the end through His unfailing grace to them. When I finished, the pastor’s wife said, “If I ever meet a God like that, I will spit in His face!” I replied, “Madam, you just illustrated total depravity.” - Daniel Parks
“Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance….For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of” (II Corinthians 7:9,10). Yes, there will be sorrow in repentance, but the primary meaning of repentance is “a change of mind, to think differently.” As my pastor has taught me, as his pastor taught him, this change of mind comes from a change of Masters, causing a change in motives, and resulting in a change of manners. There will be much more than tears, there will be a faith which worketh by love. True repentance is not the improving of the old man, it is the creation of a new man. It is not the changing of the old mind, but the creation of the new mind, for “We have (possess) the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16). When the Lord enables me to carry out a kind action towards someone, it’s not the old man (Brian DuFour) getting better, it’s the new man (Saint Brian) leaking through, exposing some of the inner holy man through the sinful outer man. The act of kindness (seen as a good act by man) is outwardly performed by the old man, rendering the act sinful (as seen by God)…yet the inward motive and source (not seen by man) is the new heart, the new man, therefore rendering the act holy (as only seen by God, who alone can look on the heart). Yes, true repentance does produce a change of mind and a change of manners in every believer, yet the result is still the same, it is sin to God for it is outwardly performed by the old man, the flesh that we still carry with us. The difference is the source, the new heart that is holy, which God looks upon with delight, saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” - Brian DuFour
NOT BOUGHT, EARNED OR MERITED
If you buy something, you purchased it. If you earn something, you worked for it. If you deserve something, then you merited it. But when you receive something, it was a free gift. Salvation was not bought, earned or merited. It was a free gift of God in the giving of His beloved Son! - David Eddmenson
Sin is a noun. It is what I am. Sin is a verb. It is what I do. Sin is an adjective. It describes me. Sin is an adverb. It describes what I do. Thank God for the promise of the Gospel, “Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).